Archive for February, 2017


Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January

FILE – This Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo shows a home under contract at a new home community in Edmond, Okla. Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January 2017 as rising prices and a dwindling supply of available homes appeared to frustrate many potential buyers, especially in the West, according to information […]

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SVAR delegation joins real estate professionals from across Virginia …

Local contingency was among 600-plus Virginia Realtors® members who came together Feb. 8 at Capitol Square Contributed Report RICHMOND — More than two dozen Southside Virginia Association of Realtors® (SVAR) members joined forces recently with real estate professionals from across the commonwealth for the 2017 Realtor® Day on the Hill. The local contingency was among 600-plus Virginia […]

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Deana Stolpe Earns NAR Designation

VALPARAISO – Deana Stolpe with Stolpe Real Estate has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors®. Deana joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation.  All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive […]

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SVAR delegation joins real estate professionals from across Virginia for 2017 Realtor® Day on the Hill

Local contingency was among 600-plus Virginia Realtors® members who came together Feb. 8 at Capitol Square Contributed Report RICHMOND — More than two dozen Southside Virginia Association of Realtors® (SVAR) members joined forces recently with real estate professionals from across the commonwealth for the 2017 Realtor® Day on the Hill. The local contingency was among 600-plus Virginia […]

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Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January

Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes last month as rising prices, higher mortgage rates and a dwindling supply of available homes appeared to frustrate many potential buyers, especially in the West. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 2.8 percent to 106.4, the lowest level […]

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Pending Home Sales Weaken in January

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Insufficient supply levels led to a lull in contract activity in the Midwest and West, which dragged down pending home sales in January to their lowest level in a year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased […]

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Good housing news for Brevard

Buy Photo Single-family home sales in Brevard rose nearly 3 percent in January compared with a year earlier.(Photo: WAYNE T. PRICE/FLORIDA TODAY)Buy Photo CLOSEx Embed x Share Good housing report from Space Coast Association of Realtors WAYNE T. PRICE/FLORIDA TODAY The Brevard County real estate market didn’t tap the brakes in January. It showed some […]

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Montgomery County real estate briefs: Week of Feb. 26

The myth of mortgage down payment Did you know that the median down payment for first-time buyers has been 6 percent for three straight years? If you answered no to this question, you are not alone. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Aspiring Home Buyer Profile, 87 percent of non-homeowners indicated that a mortgage […]

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SVAR delegation joins real estate professionals from across Virginia for 2017 Realtor® Day on the Hill

Local contingency was among 600-plus Virginia Realtors® members who came together Feb. 8 at Capitol Square Contributed Report RICHMOND — More than two dozen Southside Virginia Association of Realtors® (SVAR) members joined forces recently with real estate professionals from across the commonwealth for the 2017 Realtor® Day on the Hill. The local contingency was among 600-plus Virginia […]

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A Thing or 3: Real estate is more than a transaction — it’s a relationship

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